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Theft and mutilation of cattle

The paranormal investigators are the terms "injury to livestock" ("cattle mutilation"), "bovine excision" ("bovine excision") or even just "unexplained death of cattle" ("unexplained livestock death"). They apply to animals, whose carcasses were mysteriously posthumously mutilated and drained of blood. Such injuries are usually related to the lack of dead ears, eyeballs, jaw flesh, tongue, lymph nodes, genitals and rectum. Most often the term is used to cattle, but reports around the world met also mention of sheep, horses, goats, pigs, rabbits, cats, dogs, bison, deer and elk.

The earliest known documented outbreak of unexplained deaths of cattle, marked in the official judicial records of the king of England James I, took place in early 1606. In and around London was made the bizarre murder of a sheep. The number of dead in different places was different: the carcasses were about a hundred, somewhere less, but they all share the absence of the viscera.

Christopher O'brien (Christopher O'brien) in his book "Stalking the Herd" writes about this as follows:

...about the city of London and some of the shires adjoining. Whole slaughters of sheep have been made in some places to number 100, in others less, where nothing is taken from the sheep but their tallow and some inward parts, the whole carcasses, fleece and remaining still behind. Of this sundry conjectures, but most agree that it tendeth towards some fireworks.

Despite the fact that the famous American investigator of the unknown, and compiler of reference books on sensationalism Charles Fort collected many testimonies of similar occurrences that happened in the late XIX — early XX centuries in England, has long been considered that the first information about the injury of cattle started to arrive from the breeders from the States of Pennsylvania and Kansas in the early 1960s. the First mention of the phenomenon, well-publicized, can be called an article of 1967 in a Colorado newspaper, "Pueblo Chieftain". It tells about the strange deaths of horses in the vicinity of the town of Alamos. This article was subsequently reprinted in larger publications across the country and attracted the attention of ufologists, who put forward his version of the incident based on the actions of the aliens.

After the publication of reports of strange cattle mutilations had become so many that took up investigation of the FBI. The investigation was headed by agent Kenneth Rommel. The FBI was unable to identify the persons responsible for the injury (there was a version of the rites of Satanists or other servants of the cult sacrifice of animals), and concluded that most cases can be explained by natural causes.

Version of the natural causes of injury was also supported by scientists, veterinary workers and knowledgeable observers (including farmer and other agricultural workers). They suggested ideas, most of which is the hypothesis that "mutilated" animals died of natural causes and were subjected to known effects of terrestrial factors, such as predators, parasites and scavengers. In order to deconstruct these ideas, you first need to identify the main signs of this injury:

  • the lack of eyes, udders and sexual organs cut with surgical precision;
  • the absence of lips and/or tongue (which looks to be cut "under the root");
  • the absence of one ear;
  • the lack of heart and other internal organs, often in the absence of visible incisions, through which they could be extracted; if the heart is missing, the pericardium is usually left in place;
  • the lack of skin in the area of the jaws and below the ears;
  • the presence of cuts on the animal's body, looking as if made by surgical instruments, with no traces of teeth/claws of predators;
  • in many cases, almost complete exsanguination of the animal's body; the remaining blood, as a rule, unusual colors, and does not clot for several days.

Then we present the natural factors which could cause one or more of the above injuries. So, taken or mutilated mouth, lips, anus and genitalia can be explained as follows:

  • reduction of missing/damaged areas due to dehydration.
  • the actions of the parasites that begin their influence in places where the skin is most thin.

Missing or mutilated eyes and soft internal organs are explained by the effects on the bodies of insects (flies) and of carrion birds (vultures).

The reason for the lack of blood can be the following:

  • after the death of the animal, the blood flows into the lowest point of the body where it is decomposed into basic organic components;
  • leaked or are in the wounds, the blood dries, penetrates the soil or is consumed by insects.

In some cases, when the carcass was found soon after his death, witnesses have said that the blood looked too thin, with the result that there was a version on the impact of introduced animal anticoagulant, but this effect can also be caused by postmortem changes.

"Surgical cuts" on the skin may be:

  • the marks on the skin resulting from post-mortem bloat and dehydration of the body;
  • gaps and damage caused by insects, birds or predators (and, possibly, exacerbated by post-mortem bloating of the carcass).

Hypotheses about the natural origin of the injury was confirmed by several experiments, including the experiment conducted by the Sheriff's Department Washington County (Arkansas), consisting in the observation for 48 hours for the body of a recently deceased cow, which was left in the field under natural conditions. The results of this experiment provides the scientific skeptic Robert T. Carroll's book, "the encyclopedia of delusions".

In addition to the above marks on the carcasses of the witnesses sometimes report the presence of near bodies and under them dents on the ground clearly left the body of the deceased animal. Sometimes pet owners or people who found their bodies, claim that the corpses were in the bushes, trees or fence. Some witnesses claim that had seen a number of UFOs or unusual atmospheric phenomena. All this adds fuel to the fire and strengthens the version of ufologists about the impacts of flying saucers and their passengers allegedly throwing the mutilated animals from a considerable height.

In addition to the above "natural" and "UFO" version, there is also a paranormal explanation for the appearance of these injuries. These include, for example, the Chupacabra (the characteristic symptom of the lack of blood in the victim) or some other yet unknown to science, animal. Witnesses also report about the presence of other animals fear the place where the corpse was found.

So do the mysterious mutilations of cattle can be attributed to natural postmortem changes, effects of microorganisms, insects, birds and predatory animals. However, the phenomenon was still listed among the unexplained phenomena: many are not satisfied with the explanation of these injuries to natural causes, despite numerous experiments, medical reports and open data on the postmortem changes in the body. It is believed that there are still questions that has no answers.

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